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HELP please! Internal pip 25 hours ago, no external pip

Discussion in 'Geese' started by saraem18, May 23, 2018.

  1. saraem18

    saraem18 Chirping

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    Goose egg was internally piped yesterday when I checked it at 4pm. When I came back from the store I heard chirping around 8pm. I can also hear tapping and chirping still. I candled and it looks like its ...flapping its wings? inside the shell. I also am unsure of where the beak is, I am seeing 2 things that look like the moving beak. This is my first time hatching a goose. Is this normal? I have read the hatching guide but it has now been over the 24 hours the hatching guide said it takes. I am trying not to freak out! Please, any advice is greatly appreciated.
     
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  2. sylviethecochin

    sylviethecochin Crowing

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    Geese take ages, just like ducks. They can take 48 hours or more. I had two ducklings internally pip two days ago and they hatched this morning. Duckling three is still working his way out.

    EDT: As for the two things that look like beaks... Originally, I was going with, "mouth opening and closing, still absorbing the yolk" but if you could post a picture, that would be good.
     
  3. Fields Mountain Farm

    Fields Mountain Farm Enabler

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    Hello and welcome :frow
    Its not abnormal for a goose to go longer than 24 hours from internal to external pip. However, I recommend you make an emergency air hole in the aircell to ensure it has enough oxygen to hold it over till it hatches.

    @Pyxis can you offer any help here?
    :fl:fl
     
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  5. saraem18

    saraem18 Chirping

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    Thanks! These are screen caps from a video I took a few hours ago. I have labeled the 2 objects that keep moving. #1 is maybe a foot, wing, beak? #2 looks like its moving in a pecking motion but it doesnt always look like it's actually hitting the shell. How long will the air inside keep him alive? I'm worried if I make a safety hole too soon he will dry out and get stink wrapped, but worried if I dont make a hole it will suffocate. Also, not positive of the beaks location so that worries me. 20180523_175907.jpg 20180523_175907.jpg 20180523_175944.jpg 20180523_180009.jpg
     
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  6. saraem18

    saraem18 Chirping

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    Here are some more pictures. These are object #2, I believe.
     

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  7. saraem18

    saraem18 Chirping

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    Please tell me if I should make a safety hole, and if so, where? This is so nerve wracking!
     
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  8. Pyxis

    Pyxis Hatchi Wan Kenobi Premium Member 6 Years

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    I usually put in a safety hole for geese, because I've had a lot of them turn and block their air cell on me and suffocate themselves. A small safety hole won't hurt anything and if the gosling is able to progress normally beyond that, it will do so.

    I usually make it at the top of the air cell, so that the gosling isn't able to accidentally block it when turning to zip.
     
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    Thanks Pyxis! I was just gonna say the same thing..:highfive:
     
  10. saraem18

    saraem18 Chirping

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    Thanks so much! I have to find supplies to do this. Any suggestion on what would work in a pinch? I have those pins that youd use in sewing, will that work? And if so, do I do just a hole the size of the pin prick?
     
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